Dear Editor: Many thanks to Father Fred Marano, pastor of SS. Simon and Jude parish, Gravesend, for celebrating a Novus Ordo Latin Mass on Sunday, July 31. The Mass was celebrated “Ad Orientem” (facing the East).
It would certainly be a blessing if more priests would offer this Mass, simply because it increases reverence for the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of the Christian Life. When a Mass is celebrated in this way, the focus is more on God, rather than the people, and rightly so. What a great experience it was!